The “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture (1912-1927)
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The Great Romanian General Exhibition held in Bucharest in 1906 consecrated the national style in architecture. From that moment on, the Neo-Romanian style began to be used for public programs almost exclusively.
The new School of Architecture was meant to be a manifesto of the newly emerged national architectural style. The edifice was designed by the architect Grigore Cerchez in a monumental form, on a layout of classical symmetry. The loggia replicates that of the famous medieval Mogosoaia Palace, and the façade boasts a lavishly sculpted decoration.
Since 1953 The University of Architecture and Urbanism bears the name of the Romanian architect Ion Mincu, in recognition for his exceptional contribution to the development of the national school of architecture.